Doghouse Rescue Academy Inc

RESCUE+REHAB+REHOME +EDUCATE

Alva, FL   |  doghouserescueacademy.org

Mission

We are the Doghouse Rescue Academy and Education Network, a 501(c)(3) non-profit foster based dog rescue - but we are more than just your typical rescue! We are animal advocates and rescuers, we rehabilitate and we re-home. We educate the public on resources that are available to them, spay & neuter, and offer training. We are working very closely with rural high kill shelters and pull dogs to completely get them to see a vet, evaluate, rehabilitate and re-home.

Ruling year info

2018

President

Carey Ann Kendzior

Main address

PO Box 1012

Alva, FL 33920 USA

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EIN

83-0917400

NTEE code info

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Our goal is to increase owner retention by working with behavior issues so the dog can stay at home where they are. We also have future plans to have an affordable or free spay/neuter clinic to reduce unwanted litters in Lee County.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Foster Program

If you are on the fence on adopting, we offer a foster program so you can still take in a dog without the financial responsibility. We provide the food, supplies, and vetting; all you have to do is provide a space for our dog to stay and give lots of love! We have fosters all over Southwest Florida.

This also gives us the opportunity to learn more about how the dog behaves in a home setting and help train the dog to give them a better opportunity for a home. The only way we can pull dogs is if we have fosters that are willing to help. so please keep us in mind if you have extra room in your home.

Population(s) Served

We require all people who are interested in our dogs to do an adoption application. It takes less than ten minutes to do on our online form and we get it as soon as you hit the submit button. We will get back with you once we review all applications.

Once your application is reviewed, we will do a home check of your residence with the interested dog to see how they interact with your family and the environment. After your home has been approved, we could start your 14 day foster to adopt trial. During this trial, we will provide you all the supplies (food, crate, training, vet appointments, etc.) and we will test the waters to see how you and the dog will do on your own.

If after the 14-day trial your family and the rescue feels you are a compatible match, then we will complete the process with an adoption contract and that is when you pay the adoption fee.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of animal adoptions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Foster to Adopt Program

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of animals rehabilitated

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Foster Program

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We want to combine training and adoption together so it's the complete package of everything you need when you adopt a pet. Many times new pet owners struggle and have so many questions about behavior, teaching obedience, and socialization. We want to make it easy, so that we can offer you everything you need in one place with our training and knowledge to help you.

When someone does an application, we review it and decide which one of our dogs would fit their lifestyle. If they requested a certain dog we have that may not be compatible, we let them know that to avoid future problems and consult with them on other dogs that would work better for them. After the meet and greet and home check from an approved application, we start a 14 day foster trial period; we provide the food, pet supplies, toys, etc. that you would need so you just need to focus on bonding. After the trial, the rescue will determine if the dog will stay with that family, and that is when you sign the adoption contract and pay the adoption fee. If any issues arrive during or after the trial, we always offer training and advice if they are willing to work with the dog.

The only way we can do what we do is with volunteers, grants, and donations to help us with our goal of rehoming animals. We are foster based, so all dogs are acclimated to a home environment and many volunteers help us out. Without volunteers, transporting dogs, collecting donations, etc., we couldn't do all we do now for our community! Vetting and food can add up, so we are always trying to do fundraisers and apply for grants to cover the costs.

We have adopted out over 100 dogs in 2018 that came from rural shelters like Clewiston, Glades, and Bowling Green. Some of these dogs may have had medical or behavior issues, but we work with them to make them adoptable and find them their perfect family.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes, Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our funders,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Doghouse Rescue Academy Inc

Board of directors
as of 2/26/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Carey Ann Kendzior

Doghouse Rescue Academy Inc

Term: 2018 -

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Not applicable
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/18/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data